Facebook

Intern on the Civic Engagement Team

Menlo Park, CA

Summer 2017

As an intern on Facebook’s Civic Engagement team, I designed experiences for Facebook’s civic products. This involved researching patterns in Facebook’s users, conducting user testing, and designing user experiences that increased civic engagement online. These responsibilities called for a high level of collaboration within the product development team, including product designers, content strategists, product managers, engineers, and UX researchers. In addition to these day-to-day responsibilities, I led a team of designers and engineers at a company hackathon that focused on civic matters.

Halfway through the summer, I initiated and designed a project in which I turned an inaccessible civic product into one that is now fully accessible to users with disabilities. My design and research process is detailed below:

Making Constituent Badges Accessible

 

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The proposal that I wrote and submitted to my manager

The proposal that I wrote and submitted to my manager

A log to keep track of the cross-functional partners I was speaking with on my team

A log to keep track of the cross-functional partners I was speaking with on my team

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Mapping out the pros and cons of whether the word "badge" should be included in the screen reader text

Mapping out the pros and cons of whether the word "badge" should be included in the screen reader text